PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Zsa Zsa Gabor comes home from hospital

Zsa Zsa Gabor comes home from hospital

LOS ANGELES -- Zsa Zsa Gabor returned home Wednesday to recuperate after being hospitalized at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center since July 17 for a broken hip, her husband said.

Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the 93-year-old actress' eccentric partner, told reporters gathered outside their Bel-Air mansion overlooking Los Angeles that Gabor is glad to be back.

''She is at home, and she is happy,'' said von Anhalt. ''She smiled already and started flirting with the guys who took her home. When she starts flirting, she is in good shape. At home here, with the environment and the air up here, we have lots of oxygen, and everything is clean. There's not lots of nurses and doctors hanging around.''

Publisher who championed Stephen King dies at 69

NEW YORK -- Elaine Koster, a publisher and literary agent with a knack for new talent who gave a second chance to an obscure horror writer named Stephen King and took on an unknown Khaled Hosseini and ''The Kite Runner,'' has died.

Koster died Tuesday at age 69 at St. Luke's Hospital in New York, according to Hosseini's publisher, Penguin Group (USA). The cause of death was not immediately available.

As publisher of the New American Library in the 1970s, Koster paid a then-enormous $400,000 for the paperback rights to King's ''Carrie,'' which had sold poorly in hardcover, and was later credited with helping to make a blockbuster out of Erica Jong's ''Fear of Flying.''

Singer charged with drug, driving offenses

LONDON -- British police said singer George Michael has been charged with drugs and driving offenses after his car crashed into a building in an upscale residential area.

London's Metropolitan Police department said Michael, 47, was charged on Thursday with possession of cannabis and with driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

In a statement, police said Michael will appear at London's Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on Aug. 24.